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Windows 7: Manufacturer refurbished laptop?


09 Dec 2010   #1
xXFL4WL3Ss

Windows 7
 
 
Manufacturer refurbished laptop?

Hello everyone, I found an HP laptop on Ebay that has exactly the specs I want even more, BUT it's manufacturer refurbished, is that a bad thing?? did anyone buy a laptop that was refurbished before?

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Here are the main specs that it has:

-Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-820QM Quad Core Processor 1.73GHz/8MB L3 Cache/1333MHz FSB with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz

-8GB DDR3 System Memory (4 Dimm)

-500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection

-1GB ATI Mobility Radeon (TM) HD 4830 Graphics - For i7 Processors

-and most importantly it has a 15in 1920x1080p screen, finally I found a 15in laptop with a FULL HD screen.

anyways what you guys think?? worth the money?? safe to buy from Ebay?? also the seller has a %100 postive feedback.

Thanks!


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09 Dec 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have a refurbished desktop( see my system specs) that I purchased from Cosco over 3 years ago.
Just recently I got a bargain on a refurbished laptop i5, 6GB DDR3, 2 separate HD's 250 each with a 17.3 screen by HP from Sam's Club. for $350. No they don't have any left.

Caution:IMHO I would not buy refurbished on Ebay. I would only buy refurbished from local Box Store or reputable sites on the web.

I have had no trouble with either so far. The only thing I would replace is the operator!
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09 Dec 2010   #3
xXFL4WL3Ss

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah Ebay is the only thing bothering me, I never bought anything from Ebay over $1000, the guy has %100 feedback, and I can pay with paypal, also I can return it if I didn't want it, but still I need to be convinced more to get his laptop, the specs are amazing for the price, what you guys think?
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09 Dec 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Your gut is telling you NO ..............Don't buy it! IMO
There will always a better and safer deal tomorrow!
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09 Dec 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I got an Hp refurb from TigerDirect 4 months, ago. It's fine.

This one on ebay seems over priced for a refurb.
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09 Dec 2010   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've purchased two refurbished laptops from TigerDirect and they both have been good but you are limited on the warranty so factoring in the extended warranty would be prudent !
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09 Dec 2010   #7
xXFL4WL3Ss

Windows 7
 
 

$1500 is how much Bestbuy is selling this one, and it's not even limited edition

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you guys can check the specs if you want and compare it to the one on Ebay, I personally don't think the one on Ebay is expensive.
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09 Dec 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The price is steep. Compare to this $900 system from Office Depot. And I would never buy anything that costs more than 3 bucks from Ebay..
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09 Dec 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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09 Dec 2010   #10
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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